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Atacama 700

Made to order and assembled by hand by Germany based motorcycle workshop WalzWerk-Racing, the Atacama 700, is based on a Yamaha XSR700 and is converted into an absolutely pure and puristic driving machine. Available in two versions, the Atacama 700 and 700 S, the beastly bike weighs only 160kg, comes with a two-cylinder in-line engine that delivers 80bhp, JvB front and side fenders, adjustable footrests, ABM brakes and clutch levers, SC-Project exhaust system, front and rear LED lights, as well as a custom paint finish. The S model also features extra equipment, including a 520 racing chain, a K&N racing filter, and Wilbers progressive fork springs and mono-shock, among others. The company produces only 12 units per year. The prices range from around $17,800 for the Atacama 700 to $20,000 for the S model.



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VESPA DANIELA

This masterpiece was created by Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto. On On Carlos’ site you will find pictures of the various stages of work that went into building this Vespa, completely hand-crafted, complete with Napolitan-striped paneling and spinning roulette wheels....
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VW Tiguan GTE Active

German automaker Volkswagen have just announced the all new 2018 Tiguan, but what really caught our attention was this radical concept that could well be close to a production reality. The spectacular VW Tiguan GTE Active features a 148-hp gasoline engine and a 12.4-kWh battery pack that feeds juice to a pair of electric motors. It has a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission, and features off-road and sporty GTE driving modes, letting the driver access prese...
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OLD EMPIRE MOTORCYCLES THE SNIPE | Image

OLD EMPIRE MOTORCYCLES THE SNIPE

Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Old Empire Motorcycles, a workshop known for their heritage aesthetics. The striking build named "Snipe” started as a 2014 Yamaha SR400, it was striped down to its essentials and fitted with carefully engineered handmade components. From 3D machined yokes and switch gear to the hand beaten aluminium front and rear cowling, this beauty has been removed of all the modern frivolities and resculpted into a streamlined racer w...
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